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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Flea Market Shopping list

I have voted and now am in the midst of packing for my upcoming trip to the L A area.


My first stop will be at French General. The uber talented Kaari Meng is a jewelry maker extraordinaire and a collector of vintage textiles. I cannot wait to visit her shop.

Is it stalkerish if I bring my books for her to sign?




I also hope to visit the Gamble House in Pasadena. The home and its furnishings are probably as close to perfection as one can get for viewing a true Arts & Crafts styled abode. It is currently celebrating its centennial.
I see a historical post in the near future, which so many of you seem to love, so it will be fun research.



Then there is of course the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Do you want to see my shopping list?

First and foremost I am signed up for two vintage Christmas swaps. So I need to look for a bit of this...
And a bit of that...



I am also hoping to find some lovely things for the vanity.


Perhaps a few pieces of vintage bling.



A old globe.



Some yummy antique lace.



Maybe come across a few hundred buttons.



Of course I'll need some vintage suitcases to bring all my finds home.


Wish me luck and come back on Friday, I've left a surprise waiting for you.

29 comments :

Heather said...

Wow! Such beautiful things! Have a great trip :)

jewelstreet said...

Good luck! Take lots of photos, and bring me back an elephant or some vintage rhinestones!

perilloparodies said...

I wanna come!!! Love that globe!! Gorgeous! and those buttons, and oh, I could go on and on... I know you will have a blast. as always. :-) Be safe!

Her Shabbiness said...

The old homes in Pasadena are always fun to go see. I love all the big old trees lining the streets and the large yards many of the homes have. There are so many fabulous craftsmen and bungalows - have fun!

Lorrie said...

ooh, French General is one place I would LOVE to visit. Have a wonderful time there, and I wish you success with your inspiring shopping list!

Lorrie

"Maggie" said...

Have a great trip, I look forward to seeing the beautiful things you return with!

niartist said...

Love your blog Laura! Have a great trip, and by the way - the picture of the buttons and the stacked suitcases are just divine. They'd look fantastic framed in my basement office. ;)

Glenda said...

Sounds like your going to have fun. It's been raining here so pack for it.

Have a lovely time.....

Ciao

Meredith Teagarden said...

Lucky you! I hope you can fill your list with the beautfil things you are seeking!

Shimmy Mom said...

Oh, enjoy your trip. I hope you find everything on your list! I can't wait to see your finds and your Historic post. Yes, I do LOVE them.
*hugs*

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, I wish I was going to the Rose Bowl Flea Market! My daughter lives in Pasadena....I should have planned it!

I have passed by the Gamble House. I am looking forward to learning about the Arts and Crafts style. That one has always stumped me. I don't really know what that look is.

Tracy said...

Oh good for you! You're coming to So California for a pretty perfect week weather-wise! Sunday's going to be a great day for the flea market. I've even been thinking about going myself and I haven't been to the Rose Bowl in years. Have fun and good luck with your wish list!!

Liz said...

Can't wait to see! I will be back on Friday for sure! Have an awesome trip.
~Liz~

Maija said...

Have so much fun!!!!!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

Love your blog!

You should wave at my parents... they live in LA.

Thanks for the recipe-- hope you win the giveaway!

Mildred said...

I am afraid we will never see you again!!!!! This sounds like a fabulous opportunity and I wish you lots of fun!

Cheryl said...

beautiful post, it looks like you have found some unique places to visit. I used to go to the Orange county flea market but the best that I ever found was the Galt sale in Galt California- it takes over the whole town. Have fun!

Mimi Sue said...

Great list. If you have a chance there is a great antique mall in Santa Monica. It's called the Santa Monica Antique Mall. Ha. Anyway, pretty good prices and lots of pretty stuff. Have fun in LA. Mimi

Kelly of Royal Pink Vintage said...

have a great time! happy shopping! definitely take your books with you.
i'm hoping to get to the LA area next month and hope the timing works out so i can get to the flea market.
off to check out the website...

heather said...

I wanted to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I always love to hear from women who know this feeling and hear their story. Its reassuring. And gives me strength. Because I'm only a little over a year and a half on this -and so so so many women are ten years or more. So it keeps it in perspective. :) Thank you, thank you.

Carrie said...

Have a great trip, and have fun shopping!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I'm sure you will have a great time. I bet your swap partners are exciting at seeing a bit of what you are searching for. I know I would be.

Have a blast and I can't wait to see how it all went.

Hugs,
Joanne

Miss Sandy said...

Do you have room in your suit case for me? I can't wait to hear about your trip!

You have such a pretty heart dear friend. It blessed me to know that you were the giver of such good gifts that meant so much to Mildred and her mother. I think we three have formed a circle of friendship!

Safe travel, happy hunting, and blessings!

Connie said...

Oh how fun. I would enjoy seeing all of your things. Good luck!

Diana- Loves to Go and Do! said...

I am crazy about vintage luggage! I wish I had a few pieces. Have a great time on your search...I can't wait to see what you find!

Kim said...

Wow...it's been a while since I visited your blog...I've missed a lot. Have a safe trip. I'm looking forwad to pics from The Gamble House.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Hope you have a fantastic time while you hang out here in L.A. You've got good weather, well it's pretty warm, actually.

robin dudley-howes said...

It's funny...I used to live in S.Pasadena...never went to the Rose Bowl! I here it's great though!
robin

FlipFlop Mom said...

I'm jealous of all these beautiful things.. LOL LOL